Ed Wilson Memorial Quartet Service Award Winners

This award is named for a long time Barbershopper and Director of the Arlington Heights Chapter. Ed suffered a heart attack as he was leaving the stage and passed away shortly after directing the Arlingtones at the International Contest in 1969.

The award is presented Friday night after the Quartet Semi-Finals final competitor while scores are being tallied.

The award will be presented by a member of the Awards Committee or their chosen representative.

The award is given to a District Quartet who has given significant, sustained achievement in quartetting.  This quartet stands alone by its actions and support to the local community, to the Illinois District and to quartetting. The quartet must be a currently active quartet together for at least one year.

Nominations are sought from District Officers, Chapter Presidents and members of the QCA (Quartet Champions Association).

Typically, one certificate is given to the quartet. There is also a large plaque, used for display purposes only, that will have the quartet name and date engraved on it.

YearConventionAward Winner
2023
Fall
South of Normal
2022
Fall
Harmony Guaranteed
2021
Fall
After Hours
2019
Fall
Sentimental Journey
2018
Fall
Take Note
2017
Fall
Implied Harmony
2016
Fall
Abilene Paradox
2015
Fall
Take Note
2014
Fall
No Award Given
2013
Fall
No Award Given
2012
Fall
Harmony Guaranteed
2011
Fall
Seasoned Sound
2010
Fall
Gadzooks
2009
Fall
Grandfather's Clock
2008
Fall
No Award Given
2007
Fall
Celebrate!
2006
Fall
Ol Styles
2005
Fall
Alchemy
2004
Fall
North Shore Four
2003
Fall
Homemade Harmony
2002
Fall
Grandfather's Clock
2001
Fall
4 Crying Out Loud
2000
Fall
Tri-County Reclamation Project
1999
Fall
Pitch Pipe Packin Papas
1998
Fall
Last Hurrah
1997
Fall
Chicago Natural Gas
1996
Fall
Blending Institution
1995
Fall
Barber Chords
1994
Fall
Traditionaires
1993
Fall
Lake Shore Harmony Four
1992
Fall
Laundramat Four
1991
Fall
Night Theme
1990
Fall
Chiefs of Staff
1989
Fall
Chiefs of Staff
1988
Fall
Backstage Applause
1987
Fall
Four Ragtimers
1986
Fall
Chord Couriers
1985
Fall
Flipside
1984
Fall
Dek-A-Kords
1983
Fall
Sounds of Senility
1982
Fall
Chord Chums
1981
Fall
Male Delivery
1980
Fall
Scholastics
1979
Fall
Schizo Phonics
1978
Fall
Antiques
1977
Fall
Knight Kaps
1976
Fall
Accutones
1975
Fall
Allied Four
1974
Fall
Chords Unlimited
1973
Fall
Valley Four-gers
1972
Fall
Some Day Funnies
1971
Fall
Fox Valley Four
1970
Fall
Four Renegades

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